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Saturday, October 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Disrupting the Rhetoric of Personalized Learning

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All around us, schools, districts, vendors and other learning organizations are making investments in “personalized learning.” But what is personalized learning? Is Connected Learning personalized learning? This workshop invites participants to join us in an exploration of the intersection between personalized learning and Connected Learning. We’ll look at examples from a variety of learning situations to unpack what the CL framework can bring to conversations about PL. We will start by examining student work connected to badges and from portfolios from Youth Voices (youthvoices.live, lrng.org/o/youth-voices) and hear from teachers about its context. Using an adapted looking at student work protocol for small groups, we will ask questions about the products created. Then, using the data generated in these conversations, we will facilitate a whole group discussion of the role of Connected Learning in the conversation surrounding personalized learning. Some questions we might consider:
How do personalized learning and connected learning intersect?
What is the role of a caring grown up in creating good CL/PL experiences?
How are we working to design personalized learning experiences that reflect the CL framework?
What are next steps we can take to advance the field of personalized learning in the direction of CL?
If warranted, the group will collaboratively build an argument for CL as a bedrock of any PL program.

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Christina Cantrill

National Programs, National Writing Project
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Paul Allison

Teacher Consultant, New York City Writing Project
I have been been teaching Humanities, English and technology classes in New York City ever since I graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983, and, after 31 years, I have recently retired. I am a teacher-consultant and Technology Liaison for the New York City Writing Project and... Read More →
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Kristen Turner

Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Drew University

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay B 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697